We define ‘curriculum’ as the totality of a child’s experience at Featherstone Primary School, ensuring that they are secondary school ready with the right knowledge but also with the right skills for the next stage of their educational journey.
At Featherstone Primary School, we value the uniqueness of each individual child, recognising and nurturing their potential for learning. Our aim, through our tailor-made curriculum, is to enable each child to fully participate in current and future society as a responsible, self-confident citizen.
We believe that our curriculum offers a balance between understanding and using knowledge as well as developing and applying skills, leading to better understanding and progression for the pupils.
Our curriculum has been designed with the following principles: it is personalised around what our children need, most importantly reflecting the background and experience of the vast range of pupils we have from around the globe; it is outward-facing, setting learning in local and global contexts wherever possible; it celebrates diversity to emphasises unity and it is rooted in authenticity and context so that learning is relevant, purposeful and sequenced, because we want children to know certain things at certain points of their life.
Other useful documents:
Featherstone Primary School Curriculum Overview and Practice Manual